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Medical Technology

Set #1

TermDefinition
Respite Care (Adult Day Care) Care given to a pt, which allows family members a break from providing daily care.
Long Term Care Care provided in a facility in which the pt lives. *It becomes their home*
Terminal Illness Pt is expected to die from the illness
Chronic Illness Illness that lasts a long time, or an entire life.
Acute Care Care given in a hospital. It is a 24 hour skilled care for serious medical conditions.
Acute Illness Severe illness that usually has severe symptoms.
Sub Acute Care (SNF) Care given in a skilled unit in which a pt requires nsg care, but is not sick enough for a hospital.
Ambulatory Care (outpatient) Care given in a setting in which pt walks in and walks out.
Rehabilitation Care which provides therapy to assist pt to return to optimum functioning.
Home Health Care Care provided in a pt's home.
Hospice Care provided to a pt who has 6 months or less to live.
Medicare Government provided health insurance for pt's 65 years old or older.
Medicaid Government provided medical assistance for low income pt's.
Ombudsman Legal advocate for pt's in a nursing home. *Investigates complaints*
Restorative Care Care given to assist a pt to maintain optimum functioning after rehab care.
OBRA Law which sets up standards for nursing homes and nurse aide training.
MDS Minimum Data Set. Form which allows assessment of LTCF (long term care facility) pt.
HIPPA Law which mandates confidentiality about medical information or records for pt.
Comfort Care Care provided to dying pt's, Includes only things that will keep pt warm, dry, and comfortable. *NO HEROIC MEASURES*
Life Support Using ventilator, CPR, cardiac medications and other aggressive methods to keep pt alive.
Resuscication Providing breaths and chest compression's for a pt without breathing or also a pulse.
Created by: dcolestock16